Written and illustrated by Kirk Scroggs
240 pages – ages 9+
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on September 5, 2011
Danvers Blickensderfer loved Gonzo The Great from the Muppets. He was always trying to do dangerous and wacky stunts just like Gonzo. In fact, he loves gonzo so much he wished he could be just like Gonzo. Well, he got his wish. When he woke up the next day, he ACTUALLY BECAME a Muppet! His skin was orange and felty, he had a purple nose, his hair was too yellow and he was a bit too skinny. This was NOT what Danvers wanted! How was he going to survive going to school as a Muppet?!? It was all made better because he actually got a job helping out Gonzo The Great on The Muppet Show! Danvers gets to meet all the Muppets and really likes his job, but he still feels he doesn’t fit in with other kids. Dr. Honeydew gives Danvers the choice to change back to a human. Will Danvers choose to or will it go all wrong…(**hint** it goes all wrong!)?
This book was SUPER funny! I thought the story was very unique (and it helps that I really like the Muppets). There are illustrations all throughout the book and they helped me visualize what was going on in the story. Like when Beaker had to hold up Bunsen Honeydew over his head while he was on ice -THAT was a really funny picture! The book would be great even without all the humor and illustrations because I thought the story was good and it kept me interested. I think the book is also good for young readers because it doesn’t have any inappropriate things in it.
I give “Tales of a Sixth Grade Muppet” four out of five book worms!
The second book in the Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet – Book 2: Clash of the Class Clowns will be released on May 15, 2012!
For more information on Mr. Scroggs and his books please visit his website HERE.
Categories: Age 9+